Sunday, June 26, 2011

Hebrews 12:1-12 (CEV)

Such a large crowd of witnesses is all around us! So we must get rid of everything that slows us down, especially the sin that just won't let go. And we must be determined to run the race that is ahead of us. We must keep our eyes on Jesus, who leads us and makes our faith complete. He endured the shame of being nailed to a cross, because he knew that later on he would be glad he did. Now he is seated at the right side of God's throne! So keep your mind on Jesus, who put up with many insults from sinners. Then you won't get discouraged and give up. None of you have yet been hurt in your battle against sin.

But you have forgotten that the Scriptures say to God's children, "When the Lord punishes you, don't make light of it, and when he corrects you, don't be discouraged. The Lord corrects the people he loves and disciplines those he calls his own."

Be patient when you are being corrected! This is how God treats his children. Don't all parents correct their children? God corrects all of his children, and if he doesn't correct you, then you don't really belong to him. Our earthly fathers correct us, and we still respect them. Isn't it even better to be given true life by letting our spiritual Father correct us?

Our human fathers correct us for a short time, and they do it as they think best. But God corrects us for our own good, because he wants us to be holy, as he is. It is never fun to be corrected. In fact, at the time it is always painful. But if we learn to obey by being corrected, we will do right and live at peace.

Now stand up straight! Stop your knees from shaking and walk a straight path. Then lame people will be HEALED, instead of getting worse.

"Hebrews 12 (Contemporary English Version)." Web. 26 June 2011.


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Oregano Gold - Where Ancient China Meets Modern Science

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"Neutraceuticals." Organo Gold. Web. 22 June 2011.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Frontier forces quadriplegic man off plane

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – A quadriplegic Colorado man says he was humiliated after he was forced off a Frontier Airlines plane because a pilot said it wasn't safe for him to fly.

John Morris and his family were trying to board a flight in Dallas on Sunday to return home to Fort Collins.

The 24-year-old Colorado State University student says he has flown Frontier in the past, using an airline seat-belt extension to secure his chest and legs to the seat. But this time the pilot refused to take off.

Frontier spokesman Peter Kowalchuk told KMGH-TV the pilot was concerned for Morris' safety and uncertain whether the seat-belt extension could be used to restrain his legs and torso.
Kowalchuk says federal rules are unclear on whether the extension can be used to restrain disabled passengers.

Frontier eventually arranged for Morris and his family to take the next flight, and the pilot on that plane had no issues with transporting him.

"Frontier forces quadriplegic man off plane." Yahoo! News. Associated Press, 20 June 2011. Web. 21 June 2011.

Monday, June 20, 2011

10 Job Search Mistakes of New College Grads

"Organizations are very interested in hiring young people because they have a lot of energy and are willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done," Chan says.

But no matter how well-positioned these young people are, they -- and all job seekers -- will have a better chance of success if they avoid these common job hunting mistakes:

Not Being Proactive Enough - "This isn't the time to sit back and be casual in your approach," says Emily Bennington, co-author of Effective Immediately: How to Fit In, Stand Out, and Move Up at Your First Real Job. "Create a hit list of five to 10 target companies, and really utilize your network to locate an 'in' at each."

Relying Solely on the Internet - In a Yahoo! HotJobs poll, 57 percent of respondents said networking was a factor in landing their current or most recent job. Brad Karsh, president of JobBound, says, "When thousands of candidates are applying to the same jobs online and posting their resume to the same job boards, candidates need to stand out by making connections and networking their way into a company." Job boards are an important tool, but Karsh says new grads also need to focus energy on networking.

Not Creating Wide Networks - Career expert Liz Ryan agrees that your parents', grandparents' and friends' networks can help you in your postgraduation job search. "Don't be shy -- reach out to any long-ago Scoutmaster, choir director, or babysitting or leaf-raking boss," she says. "There's no statute of limitations on networking."

Not Creating Customized Resumes - "Don't send out any resumes that simply list your courses, the degree you've earned, and your part-time and summer jobs," Ryan says. "Use this opportunity to make a stronger statement about what you want to do with your adult life." And according to Jay Block, author of 101 Best Ways to Land a Job in Troubled Times, younger job seekers often haven't thought about what they have to offer an employer (as opposed to what they want to get from one). With this mindset, they create resumes that are "boring biographies" instead of effective marketing tools.

Misusing the Internet - Tory Johnson, CEO of Women For Hire and author of Fired to Hired, says, "New grads don't use LinkedIn -- it's not sexy like Facebook or Twitter -- but it's the best resource for getting names and building a professional identity. Don't overlook it."

Failing to Follow Up - It's not enough to send resumes and pray the phone rings, Johnson says. She cautions job seekers not to expect their resumes to be discovered in that big black online hole. "Hustle to follow up," she says.

Setting Expectations Too High - Johnson says new graduates too often focus on looking for the perfect job, instead of a first job. "Especially in this economy, the first job should be about finding a position where you'll learn a great deal, you'll be super busy and you'll be surrounded by lots of people," she says.

Appearing Unprofessional - Make sure you're ready for employers' scrutiny, says Tim McIntyre, president and CEO of The Executive Search Group. That means you should "sanitize your MySpace page -- right now. It will be checked," he says. He notes that many college students will need to change off-color voicemail greetings. Ryan adds, "Don't assume that Facebook's privacy settings will keep your youthful antics away from curious eyes. Rid your profile page of any photos of the 'three Bs' (beer, bongs and bikinis)."

Not Taking the Job Interview Seriously - Even when you're applying for an unpaid internship, you need to adhere to common standards of professionalism. McIntyre says those standards include demonstrating you've researched the company and dressing appropriately. Block adds that new grads are often unprepared for tough but common interview questions, such as "Where do you see yourself in three years?" and "What are your weaknesses?"

Not Using the College's Career Office - "A career office can help [students] identify networking contacts, learn important job search skills, and significantly improve their resume and cover letter," says Wake Forest University's Chan. Ryan agrees, but adds that this is just a first step. The career office's job is to "to prepare you for your job search, not to conduct it for you," she says. "Use LinkedIn, reach out to everyone you can and begin researching employers who'd be likely targets for your job search."

Purdy, Charles. "10 Job Search Mistakes of New College Grads." Monster. Yahoo! HotJobs, 2011. Web. 20 June 2011.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

8 healthy salad toppings you've never tried

Fennel - This often overlooked veggie (sometimes referred to in supermarkets as anise) is related to dill, coriander, and parsley. It adds vitamin C, fiber, and folate to your salad, plus a cool, subtle licorice flavor. It also blends well with citrus fruits and tomatoes. Secret natural ingredient: Fennel

Salsa - Add an extra serving of fruits or veggies—and tons of flavor—by spooning up to a half cup of savory tomato salsa over a bed of mixed greens. With around 200 mg per serving, it's lower in sodium than other dressings, and most jarred varieties don't contain added fat.

Whole grains - Whole-wheat couscous, barley, or quinoa are high-fiber toppings that also add some protein to your salad. Toss them over greens with a sprinkle of lemon or lime juice; it's a great way to use up that leftover side dish from last night's dinner. Fill up on fiber

Artichokes - These low-cal and low-carb veggies make a filling addition to salads—and they placed fourth in a 2006 study ranking the top 50 antioxidant-rich foods. Just be wary of jarred artichokes, which are often marinated in oil.

Beans - When it comes to beans, you get a lot of nutritional bang for your buck. One half cup will cost you between 100 and 150 calories but will bring in 6 to 7 grams of fiber and protein. And not only will beans fill you up, but their mild taste will also complement almost any type of salad.

Edamame - These legumes (baby soybeans sold in the pod) pack as much protein as most animal products, without the unwanted saturated fat. They're filling and refreshing, and studies indicate that when soy consumption goes up, weight goes down. Buy edamame frozen to save on costs and keep it from going bad too quickly. The truth about soy foods

Seeds - If you love the savory taste of nuts, seeds are a great alternative. Though both nuts and seeds contain a similar amount of fat and calories, you get more seeds in a two-tablespoon serving—and that means more satisfying crunch in every bite. Plus they have higher levels of zinc, and pumpkin seeds contain more than 4 grams of iron per serving.

Citrus fruit - Oranges and grapefruit make tangy salad toppings. Not only do they bring a burst of citrusy flavor, but they are also low calorie and packed with vitamin C. Or opt for kiwi: Though not technically a citrus fruit, this little powerhouse has more vitamin C than an equivalent amount of an orange, and research suggests that its antioxidant capacity helps protect DNA from damaging free radicals. Easy ways to add a splash of citrus

Dressings - Sick of oil and vinegar? Though the traditional combo is full of good fat and free from preservatives, there's no reason you can't branch out and still stay healthy. Yogurt and honey, for example, add flavor and texture to homemade dressings without unwanted chemicals. And the antioxidants in honey can protect the quality of salad dressing for up to nine months, according to a 2008 study. Make your own salad dressing

Betsch, Mara. "8 healthy salad toppings you've never tried." Shine., 17 June 2011. Web. 18 June 2011.

Monday, June 13, 2011

New NBA Champions - The DALLAS Mavericks!

Last night, the hard-working Dallas Mavericks won the 2011 NBA Championship! Congratulations to them and especially to Dirk, the MVP!